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WE are very happy to write the following highly respected art groups have featured our "That Feels Great - Little Blue Heron" image;
1 - A Birding Group - Wings: Featured on December 08, 2016
2 - Poetic Poultry: Featured on December 09, 2016
3 - USA Photographers ONLY: Featured on December 09, 2016
4 - Animal Photographs: Featured on December 10, 2016
5 - FAA Portraits - Birds: Featured on December 11, 2016
6 - Wilds Of The World: Featured on January 02, 2017
7 - Images That Excite You: Featured on January 11, 2017
8 - Birds In Focus: Featured on February 23, 2017
9 - FAA Portrait Gallery: Featured on March 03, 2017
WE were kayaking the Wacissa River, which is located about 25 miles or so east, southeast of Tallahassee, Florida on December 04, 2016 when we came upon this gorgeous Little Blue Heron perched overhead on a tree branch overhanging the river. Bill, as usual, paddled the kayak as close as he dared and we started photographing this gorgeous bird of nature. It didn't really seem to be bothered that we were not too far from it as it scratched away at the side of its head. These beautiful birds never cease to amaze us. Following is some additional information we managed to find about this species.
The little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) is a small heron. It breeds in the Gulf states of the US, through Central America and the Caribbean south to Peru and Uruguay. It is a resident breeder in most of its range, but some northern breeders migrate to the southeastern US or beyond in winter. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range, as far as the Canada US border.
This species is about 60 cm (24 in) long, with a 102 cm (40 in) wingspan, and weighs 325 g (11.5 oz). It is a medium-large, long-legged heron with a long pointed blue or greyish bill with a black tip. Breeding adult birds have blue-grey plumage except for the head and neck, which are purplish and have long blue filamentous plumes. The legs and feet are dark blue. The sexes are similar. Non-breeding adults have dark blue head and neck plumage and paler legs. Young birds are all white except for dark wing tips and have dull greenish legs. They gradually acquire blue plumage as they mature.
The little blue heron's breeding habitat is sub-tropical swamps. It nests in colonies, often with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. Three to seven light blue eggs are laid. The little blue heron stalks its prey methodically in shallow water, often running as it does so. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans, small rodents and insects.
White little blue herons often mingle with snowy egrets. The snowy egret tolerates their presence more than little blue herons in adult plumage. These young birds actually catch more fish when in the presence of the snowy egret and also gain a measure of protection from predators when they mix into flocks of white herons. It is plausible that because of these advantages, they remain white for their first year.
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Bill and Deb Hayes
December 8th, 2016
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